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Create a Tree-View of a Directory on Linux with 'tree'

August 17, 2019

 This post shows you how to create a tree-view of a directory on Linux (Ubuntu).


Install and Use Tree


To create a tree view of a directory install tree by running sudo apt install tree


Type tree in the directory you'd like to list:


Type tree -d to just get directories:



Create this Directory


The demo tree structure was created using these commands:

mkdir ~/treedemo
cd ~/treedemo/
mkdir dir1
mkdir dir2
mkdir dir3
cd dir1
touch file1.txt
touch file2.txt
touch file3.txt
cd ../dir2
touch file4.txt



Type rm -rf ~/treedemo to remove the treedemo directory.





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